On June 20, 2015 Tristatereview.com found its way back to the Fabulous Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Where we covered the angelic voice of Sheryl Crow.
I first came across Sheryl Crow when my brother and I were producing a television show called “Johnny V’s Skitsophrenic”. Here we are in 2015 and Sheryl is still a strong force in the music business. Her performance at Foxwoods was GREAT! She played all her hits and seems extremely glad to be on stage.
One of the things that really sucks is when an artists doesn’t want to be on stage and they just phone in the performance. Other singers have a tendency to sing their own song in a BAD Karaoke way, and you’re like REALLY? Well not Cheryl, and for that she gets a two beer salute!
A quick run through of Ms. Crow’s life –
In 1986 she began recording jingles for advertising clients, including McDonald’s, and worked as a back-up singer. In 1987-88 she sang on Michael Jackson’s “Bad” world tour. She later sang back-up for Sting, Rod Stewart and Don Henley.
In 1993, Sheryl released the multi-platinum album Tuesday Night Music Club which included the smash hit, “All I Wanna Do.”
In 2006, Sheryl discovered that she had breast cancer.
The diagnosis shocked the singer. “It doesn’t run in my family,” she explained to Shape magazine. “And I’ve always worked out and been fit, so I figured I’d never get sick. But when I was diagnosed, I realized disease isn’t about how fit you are. In my mind, it’s so much more about how you live your life and how much stress you’re under.”
Fortunately, Crow’s cancer was caught in the early stages. She had a lumpectomy and underwent seven weeks of radiation.
Not sure if this is true or folklore but, Sheryl was the woman in the ZZ TOP “Rough Boy” music video.
And not that anyone asked but, one of my favorite songs with Cheryl is a cover that she and Dwight Yoakam recorded, Sony and Cher song “Baby don’t go”.
In closing, Foxwoods has opened Tanger Outlets Mall and it’s incredible. Foxwoods resort and casino is evolving and has something for everyone.